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From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

MIAMI — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From marching bands to New Orleans jazz, from Latin and Caribbean vibes to Motown. From classic rock to country, pop to hip hop and rap.
Review: 'Gretel & Hansel' is a real horror(ible) movie

Review: 'Gretel & Hansel' is a real horror(ible) movie

There's a scene early on in the new film “Gretel & Hansel” when the two title characters accidentally scarf down psychedelic mushrooms in a forest and it produces one very strong feeling in the audience: jealousy.

Texas teen who won't cut dreadlocks gets $20K for college

MONT BELVIEU, Texas — A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as $20,000 for college.
Houston writer Bryan Washington to receive Gaines award

Houston writer Bryan Washington to receive Gaines award

NEW ORLEANS — His path to writing was not straightforward, but Bryan Washington says he's grateful to have found his way. “I really fell into this,” Washington said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “I worked in a few kitchens.
B.C.-bred Property Brothers develop animated children's TV series

B.C.-bred Property Brothers develop animated children's TV series

TORONTO — "Property Brothers" stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are developing a new animated TV series aimed at pre-school construction enthusiasts. The B.C.
David Alan Grier is getting lots of kicks on Broadway

David Alan Grier is getting lots of kicks on Broadway

NEW YORK — When David Alan Grier was offered a chance to revisit one of his favourite plays on Broadway, he quickly agreed. He just forgot about all the beatings.
Thieves steal bronze Dali sculptures from Swedish gallery

Thieves steal bronze Dali sculptures from Swedish gallery

COPENHAGEN — At least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in Stockholm, police said, with Swedish media reporting that they include 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali.
Make 'em laugh: New Jerry Seinfeld book coming in October

Make 'em laugh: New Jerry Seinfeld book coming in October

NEW YORK — Jerry Seinfeld has been gathering material. He is working on his first book about comedy since the million-selling “Seinlanguage” came out more than 25 years ago.

Brazil soap star agrees to be government's culture secretary

RIO DE JANEIRO — Former soap opera star Regina Duarte agreed Wednesday to become Brazil's culture secretary, replacing the previous secretary who was fired for giving a speech that used language similar to that of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Famed Welsh singer Bryn Terfel breaks ankle in three places

Famed Welsh singer Bryn Terfel breaks ankle in three places

CHICAGO — Bryn Terfel broke an ankle in three places and will have surgery this week, causing him to cancel what would have been his first performances at the Metropolitan Opera since 2012.